Joint Mathematics Meetings Program by Special Session
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Joint Mathematics Meetings
Phoenix, AZ, January 710, 2004
Meeting #993
Associate secretaries:
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
James J Tattersall, MAA tat@providence.edu
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics

Friday January 9, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, I
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY)
Karen V. H. Parshall, University of Virginia
David E. Zitarelli, Temple University david.zitarelli@temple.edu

8:30 a.m.
Analytic Geometry: Descartes versus Fermat.
Maria Sol de Mora*, ICREA, Barcelona
(99301310)

9:00 a.m.
The Brachistochrone Problem and its Sequels.
Rüdiger Thiele*, University of Leipzig
(99301627)

9:30 a.m.
Is the English Version of the Theory of Incommensurability Commensurable with Its Chinese Translation?
Yibao Xu*, CUNY, Graduate Center & BMCC
(99301694)

10:00 a.m.
Science in Translation: The Transmission of Probability Theory into late Imperial Chinese Mathematical Culture (18801911).
Andrea EberhardBréard*, CUNY Graduate Center (New York) / CNRS (Paris)
(99301583)

10:30 a.m.
``Everybody makes errors'': The intersection of De Morgan's logic and probability, 18371847.
Adrian Rice*, RandolphMacon College
(99301205)

Friday January 9, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, II
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY)
Karen V. H. Parshall, University of Virginia
David E. Zitarelli, Temple University david.zitarelli@temple.edu

1:00 p.m.
Conceptions of General Analysis in NineteenthCentury Mathematics.
Craig G Fraser*, University of Toronto
(99301226)

1:30 p.m.
Creating a Mathematical Area: The Case of Arthur Cayley, J. J. Sylvester, and Invariant Theory.
Karen V. H. Parshall*, University of Virginia
(99301734)

2:00 p.m.
On Weierstrass' theory of analytic functions.
Umberto Bottazzini*, Università di Palermo, Italy
(99301615)

2:30 p.m.
Jules Tannery and the Mathematical Research Community in France , 18701914.
W Thomas Archibald*, Acadia University
(99301221)

3:00 p.m.
"Some unsolved problems of theoretical dynamics". An unpublished paper by George Birkhoff.
June E BarrowGreen*, The Open University, UK
(99301597)

3:30 p.m.
Who invented Steiner triple systems  and why?
Robin J. Wilson*, Open University, UK
(99301352)

Saturday January 10, 2004, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, III
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY)
David E. Zitarelli, Temple University david.zitarelli@temple.edu

8:30 a.m.
Thomas Harriot's Treatise on Figurate Numbers and Finite Differences.
Janet L. Beery*, University of Redlands
(993011078)

9:00 a.m.
Humanizing mathematical biographies.
John W Dawson*, Penn State York
(99301217)

9:30 a.m.
Mathematician as Artist: Marston Morse (18921977).
Joanne E. Snow*, Saint Mary's College
Colleen M. Hoover, Saint Mary's College
(99301288)

10:00 a.m.
Learning some of the basics of historical research through the movies.
Alejandro R Garciadiego*, UNAM, Mexico
(99301647)

10:30 a.m.
Mathematics and Opera: The mathematical work of the opera singer Jerome Hines.
T. Christine Stevens*, Saint Louis University
(99301675)

Saturday January 10, 2004, 1:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
AMSMAA Special Session on History of Mathematics, IV
Organizers:
Joseph W. Dauben, Lehman College (CUNY)
David E. Zitarelli, Temple University david.zitarelli@temple.edu

1:00 p.m.
Contributions of Ferdinand Hassler to Early American Science.
V. Frederick Rickey*, West Point
(993011007)

1:30 p.m.
Edward V. Huntington and the Apportionment Debate of 19201940.
Thomas L. Bartlow*, Villanova University
(99301329)

2:00 p.m.
The TexasPolish Connection in Topology: Competition and Cooperation.
Albert C. Lewis*, Indiana Univ.  Purdue Univ. Indianapolis
(99301356)

2:30 p.m.
From Vienna to New York: Abraham Wald's Converging Communities.
Patti W. Hunter*, Westmont College
(99301713)

3:00 p.m.
A (very) brief history of the problem of resolution of singularities of algebraic surfaces.
Chris Christensen*, Northern Kentucky University
(99301102)

3:30 p.m.
Algebraic topology chez Bourbaki.
John McCleary*, Vassar College
(99301664)
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